A short but steep walk Rhobell Fawr an extinct volcano right in the heart of south snowdonia and in the welsh gold belt.
Despite its modest height of 734 m (2,408 feet), it is a mountain with views of higher peaks all around, including the north face of cadair idris and distant snowdon, also south face of the Aran ridge, the sea and Barmouth visable to
Total distance i completed today on this walk was 10km, following public foot paths and following stone walls to the summit, with a leisurely decent on a different route stopping to take some photos.
The walk can easily be done, there and back from Llanfachreth, in 4 hours, given good weather, and provided you are used to the British mountains. if you like peaceful mountain walks then this the one, i did not see anyone for three hours in the four hours i was on the mountain
A scramble to the summit to Tryfan, starting at the mile stone buttress and a scramble to summit.
Glenys first full scrambling experience on Tryfan and great fun.
three incidents on the mountain while we there so a busy day for mountain rescue and the RAF. finished at ogwen cottage for some landscape photography and tea in Bettws-Y-coed. overall a great day out in Snowdonia
A short walk to the hill summit of Ffridd Fach in the hirant mountains, at 457metres above sealevel in good weather gave some good views looking down on Lake Vyrnwy and over to the Aran mountains and as far as plynlimon,berwyn mountains.
on the walk back we stopped to visit the old dam that was built to supply water to the engineers while building the lake Vyrnwy dam and pasted the big quarry that supplyed stone to build the dam.a truly peaceful walk finishing at the lake Vyrnwy Hotel for a drink over looking the lake
After a brilliant morning scrambling up Tryfan in snowdonia I took some time to do some more compositions of the "gate" On the idwal path leading to Tryfan and Llyn idwal (devils Kitchen) and also some dramatic waterfall photography in the last hours of daylight.